June 16th-22nd was designated across the nation as CNA Week, honoring the dedicated men and women Nurses Assistants. The 43rd annual event provided a timely opportunity to honor caregivers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic with the theme “Nursing Assistants: Creating a Community of Caring.”
Just what does a Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) do on a typical day? Generally, a CNA 1 is involved in most aspects of the patient’s daily care, from taking vitals, observing the intake and output of fluids, and completing information charts to feeding patients, assisting with personal hygiene, and helping transport a patient who has difficulty moving.
In other words they take care of the patient whether it be in a hospital or long term care facility.
Locally the Jackson Parish Hospital, Forest Haven Nursing Home and Mercy Medical Health Center honored the CNA’s on staff by recoginzing those in their facilities for their continued passion to provide the best care around.
You can view a video produced by Forest Haven honoring their CNA’s by clicking here.
See below for pictures of CNA’s at Mercy Medical and Jackson Parish Hospital.
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